Everyone has their and strong and weak points, but many times, instead of relying on the Holy Spirit’s help to stand strong despite our weak points, we often either neglect them (choosing to focus only the best parts of ourselves) or dwell on them so much that they become all we see.
According to the KJV Bible Dictionary;
Weakness is having little physical strength.
In essence, a weakness is any part of something that isn’t as strong as it should ideally be. Our weakness(es), if not dealt with, can become a tool in the enemy’s hand to destroy us, or it can become our defining attribute (for example, someone is known to be a polygamist, hot tempered, sharp tongued, e.t.c) and this could reflect negatively on us or even evolve to a generational problem.
There are biblical characters whose weakness were shown to us, a few of who we shall explore;
• Abraham, who lied twice to ‘keep his wife’, and in doing so nearly brought plagues and certain death upon those around him
• Jacob, who deceived his father, Isaac. This trait, however, backfired on him as his children who deceived him too, and caused him sorrow for a good deal of his life,
• Noah, whose drunkenness caused him to commit some grave mistakes,
• Judas Iscariot, whose covetousness led to to stealing and eventually conniving with those who arrested Jesus.
Like the aforementioned biblical characters, also know that whatever weakness you fail to overcome might backfire sooner or later, becoming a loophole for the devil to maximise.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.Romans 12:2 (KJV)
You didn’t choose whatever weakness(es) the Adamic nature offered you, but taming it and working towards the suppression of the flesh is your responsibility!
We determine whatever happens to us in life. Being disciplined, careful and living a Spirit-empowered life is what will help us stay above those weakness(es).
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)